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Fighting continues in Lebanon’s Tripoli

Five people were killed and nearly 20 wounded in sectarian clashes linked to unrest in neighbouring Syria the previous day, according to a security official

Fighting continues in Lebanon’s Tripoli
Lebanese army troops deploy on May 15, 2012 in Bab al-Tebbaneh, one of two rival neighbourhoods in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli where clashes have been taking place. Five people were killed and nearly 20 wounded in sectarian clashes linked to unrest in neighbouring Syria the previous day, according to a security official, in the two neighbourhoods: Bab al-Tebbaneh, where mainly Sunni Muslims opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime live, and Jabal Mohsen, populated mainly by members of the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam to which Assad also belongs. (AFP/Getty Images)
Fighting continues in Lebanon’s Tripoli
Lebanese army troops enter Bab al-Tebbaneh, one of two rival neighbourhoods in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli, on May 15, 2012 to order battling gunmen off the streets. Five people were killed and nearly 20 wounded in sectarian clashes linked to unrest in neighbouring Syria the previous day, according to a security official in the two neighbourhoods: Bab al-Tebbaneh, where mainly Sunni Muslims opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime live, and Jabal Mohsen, populated mainly by members of the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam to which Assad also belongs. (AFP/Getty Images)
Fighting continues in Lebanon’s Tripoli
A Lebanese Sunni Muslim boy inspects a burnt out vehicle in the Bab al-Tebbaneh neighborhooh, one of two rival neighbourhoods in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli, on May 15, 2012, where clashes have been taking place. Five people were killed and nearly 20 wounded in sectarian clashes linked to unrest in neighbouring Syria the previous day, according to a security official in the two neighbourhoods: Bab al-Tebbaneh, where mainly Sunni Muslims opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime live, and Jabal Mohsen, populated mainly by members of the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam to which Assad also belongs. (AFP/Getty Images)
Fighting continues in Lebanon’s Tripoli
A Sunni Muslim boy runs past a Lebanese army check point set up on the outskirts of the Bab al-Tebbaneh neighborhood, one of two rival neighbourhoods in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli, on May 15, 2012, where clashes have been taking place. Five people were killed and nearly 20 wounded in sectarian clashes linked to unrest in neighbouring Syria the previous day, according to a security official in the two neighbourhoods: Bab al-Tebbaneh, where mainly Sunni Muslims opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime live, and Jabal Mohsen, populated mainly by members of the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam to which Assad also belongs. (AFP/Getty Images)
Fighting continues in Lebanon’s Tripoli
A Lebanese Sunni Muslim man inspects the damage to his truck in the Bab al-Tebbaneh neighborhood, one of two rival neighbourhoods in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli, on May 15, 2012, where clashes have been taking place. Five people were killed and nearly 20 wounded in sectarian clashes linked to unrest in neighbouring Syria the previous day, according to a security official in the two neighbourhoods: Bab al-Tebbaneh, where mainly Sunni Muslims opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime live, and Jabal Mohsen, populated mainly by members of the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam to which Assad also belongs. (AFP/Getty Images)
Fighting continues in Lebanon’s Tripoli
Lebanese army troops deploy in Bab al-Tebbaneh, one of two rival neighbourhoods in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli, on May 15, 2012 to order battling gunmen off the streets. Five people were killed and nearly 20 wounded in sectarian clashes linked to unrest in neighbouring Syria the previous day, according to a security official in the two neighbourhoods: Bab al-Tebbaneh, where mainly Sunni Muslims opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime live, and Jabal Mohsen, populated mainly by members of the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam to which Assad also belongs. (AFP/Getty Images)
Fighting continues in Lebanon’s Tripoli
Lebanese army troops deploy on May 15, 2012 in Bab al-Tebbaneh, one of two rival neighbourhoods in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli where clashes have been taking place. Five people were killed and nearly 20 wounded in sectarian clashes linked to unrest in neighbouring Syria the previous day, according to a security official, in the two neighbourhoods: Bab al-Tebbaneh, where mainly Sunni Muslims opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime live, and Jabal Mohsen, populated mainly by members of the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam to which Assad also belongs. (AFP/Getty Images)
Fighting continues in Lebanon’s Tripoli
Lebanese army troops deploy on May 15, 2012 in Bab al-Tebbaneh, one of two rival neighbourhoods in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli where clashes have been taking place. Five people were killed and nearly 20 wounded in sectarian clashes linked to unrest in neighbouring Syria the previous day, according to a security official, in the two neighbourhoods: Bab al-Tebbaneh, where mainly Sunni Muslims opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime live, and Jabal Mohsen, populated mainly by members of the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam to which Assad also belongs. (AFP/Getty Images)
Fighting continues in Lebanon’s Tripoli
Lebanese army troops deploy on May 15, 2012 in Bab al-Tebbaneh, one of two rival neighbourhoods in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli where clashes have been taking place. Five people were killed and nearly 20 wounded in sectarian clashes linked to unrest in neighbouring Syria the previous day, according to a security official, in the two neighbourhoods: Bab al-Tebbaneh, where mainly Sunni Muslims opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime live, and Jabal Mohsen, populated mainly by members of the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam to which Assad also belongs. (AFP/Getty Images)
Fighting continues in Lebanon’s Tripoli
Lebanese civilians talk to army troops deployed on May 15, 2012 in Bab al-Tebbaneh, one of two rival neighbourhoods in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli where clashes have been taking place. Five people were killed and nearly 20 wounded in sectarian clashes linked to unrest in neighbouring Syria the previous day, according to a security official, in the two neighbourhoods: Bab al-Tebbaneh, where mainly Sunni Muslims opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime live, and Jabal Mohsen, populated mainly by members of the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam to which Assad also belongs. (AFP/Getty Images)